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A Regional Comparison Of Farm Costs And Returns Among Top Dairy Producers


  • Kaiser, Harry M.
  • Morehart, Mitchell J.


The purpose of this paper is to compare costs and returns of the top dairy producers in the Upper Midwest to those in other major dairy regions of the U.S. The analysis is based on the 1989 Farm Costs and Returns Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The top dairy farmers are defined in several ways, including: (1) highest returns to capital and management, (2) lowest total cash costs, and (3) highest milk marketings per cow.

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  • Kaiser, Harry M. & Morehart, Mitchell J., 1994. "A Regional Comparison Of Farm Costs And Returns Among Top Dairy Producers," Staff Papers 13647, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:umaesp:13647
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.13647

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    1. Balagtas, Joseph Valdes & Sumner, Daniel A., 2004. "Milk Marketing Orders And Milk Sanitation Regulation: Re-Evaulating Marketing Orders' Welfare Effects," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 20399, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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